The first weekend of 2018 is right around the corner, which means it’s time to celebrate! From sushi brunches to hiking in the snow, here are 9 super fun things to do in Dubai this weekend!
1. Cirque Du Soleil
If you’re a fan of James Cameron’s Avatar, you won’t want to miss TORUK – a spectacular live show by Cirque Du Soleil. With cutting-edge visuals, stagecraft and a cinematic score, this mythical tale will melt your hearts.
Price: From AED 295, tickets available here
When: Thursday 4th to Tuesday 16th January, at 6pm
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
2. Friday Sunset Brunch
Calling all sushi lovers! Japanese restaurant Kanpai has a weekly Friday evening brunch, where you can enjoy everything from gyozas to lots of sushi to green tea tiramisu!
Price: AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages)
When: Every Friday, from 6pm to 9pm
Where: Kanpai, at Souk Al Bahar
3. Community Fitness
Is getting fit on your New Year resolution list? If so, join in on this community circuit class to kickstart your journey! Common Grounds and Warehouse Gym have teamed up to bring you a fun class followed by a healthy breakfast.
Price: AED 65
When: Friday 5th January, at 7.45am
Where: Warehouse Gym, at The Beach, JBR
4. Wadi Tiwi Adventure
Who’s ready for an adventurous trip to Oman? Join fellow explorers on an off-road drive through the wadi, past the villages and plantations, right up to the waterfalls, where you can swim and explore the hidden pools!
5. Full Moon Friday
It’s the first full moon of the year, and all the yogis in Dubai are invited to celebrate! The event will commence with a gentle Hatha yoga class, followed by Yin yoga and Yoga Nidra, and will end with a singing bowl meditation.
Price: Free, but an AED 50 donation is requested. Book your spot here
When: Friday 5th January, from 3pm to 6pm
Where: Dubai Knowledge Park
6. Back to the 80’s
It’s throwback Thursday at Sho Cho Dubai, with its I Love 80s party! Gather your friends get ready to groove as DJ Monoi spins the hottest old school tracks.
Price: Free entry, a-la-carte food and drinks
When: Thursday 4th January, from 10.30pm. Happy hour from 6pm to 9pm
Where: Sho Cho Dubai, at Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
7. Ripe Market
Free yoga classes, robotics workshops, various stalls to shop from and lots of delicious food – head to Zabeel Park on Friday for the weekly Organic Market! There’s fun for all ages!
Price: Free entry
When: Friday 5th January, from 9am to 4pm
Where: Zabeel Park Gate 2
8. Snow Hike
Fancy hiking up a snow mountain, in Dubai? Join Gulf 4 Good for a FREE training session to hike up Ski Dubai’s ski slopes. Not only is this an insane leg workout, but it’s also a great way to train for real hikes.
Price: Free, but booking is essential. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday 11am.
When: Friday 5th January, at 8am
Where: Ski Dubai, at Mall of the Emirates
9. Balearic Beach Party
This Friday, round up all of your EDM-loving friends and head to Blue Marlin Ibiza to party on the beach! One of the industry’s most popular undergrounds DJs, Noir, will be headlining the night, joined by Michel Cleis and Ezikiel.
Price: Free entry
When: Friday 5th January, from 1pm to 11pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot
Looking for more things to do around town? If you’ve got friends visiting, here are 7 non-touristy things to do in Dubai, or if you fancy trying out something more adventurous, browse through our Adventure section for some inspo!